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The fears of the rich, the needs of the poor : my years at the CDC, William H. Foege

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The fears of the rich, the needs of the poor : my years at the CDC
Title
The fears of the rich, the needs of the poor
Title remainder
my years at the CDC
Statement of responsibility
William H. Foege
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In its seventy years, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has evolved from a malaria control program to an institution dedicated to improving health for all people across the world. The Fears of the Rich, The Needs of the Poor is a revealing account of the CDC's development by its former director, public health luminary William H. Foege. Dr. Foege tells the stories of pivotal moments in public health, including the eradication of smallpox (made possible due in part to Foege's research) and the discovery of Legionnaires' disease, Reye syndrome, toxic shock syndrome, and HIV/AIDS. With good humor and optimism, he recounts the various crises he surmounted, from threats of terrorist attacks to contentious congressional hearings and funding cuts. Highlighting the people who made possible some of public health's biggest successes, Foege outlines the work required behind the scenes and describes the occasional tensions between professionals in the field and the politicians in charge of oversight. In recent years, global public health initiatives have come from unanticipated sources. Giants in the field now include President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, who promote programs aimed at neglected diseases. Melinda and Bill Gates have invigorated the field through research and direct program support, especially in the area of vaccine-preventable diseases. And the Merck Mectizan program has dramatically reduced river blindness in Africa. Foege has been involved in all of these efforts, among others, and he brings to this book the knowledge and wisdom derived from a long and accomplished career. The Fears of the Rich, The Needs of the Poor is an inviting but unvarnished account of that career and offers a plethora of lessons for those interested in public health
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DNLM/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1936-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Foege, William H.
Dewey number
362.1092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RA424.5.F64
LC item number
A3 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Foege, William H
  • Centers for Disease Control (U.S.)
  • Public health administration
  • Communicable diseases
  • Administrative agencies
Label
The fears of the rich, the needs of the poor : my years at the CDC, William H. Foege
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn995191326
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 264 pages
Isbn
9781421425290
Lccn
2017035213
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)995191326
Label
The fears of the rich, the needs of the poor : my years at the CDC, William H. Foege
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn995191326
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 264 pages
Isbn
9781421425290
Lccn
2017035213
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)995191326

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